Public Financial Management in Ghana: A Move Beyond Reforms to Consolidation and Sustainability
Dec 04, 2019 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Dr. Mohammed Sani Abdulai is the Project Director of the Public Financial Management Reform Project (PFMRP) funded by the Government of Ghana and the World Bank. As the Director, Dr. Abdulai has been responsible for the overall management of Ghana’s PFM reforms implementation which straddles the entire PFM cycle of: Fiscal Policy, Budget Formulation, Approval, Execution, Accountability, Reporting, Oversight and Control. Along this cycle, the Project, which Dr. Abdulai leads, has assisted in the development and deployment of Ghana’s Integrated Financial Management Information Systems (GIFMIS) which comprises the Budget module, Financials, Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS), and the Payroll Processing System. In addition to these four key Oracle-based ERP systems, the Project under leadership Dr. Abdulai is currently developing the Audit Management Information System (AMIS) for the Ghana Audit Service (GAS). Other PFM related reforms initiatives, Dr. Abdulai had currently been supervising included (a) the development and deployment of Ghana’s Treasury Single Account; (c) the conduct of Ghana’s 2018 PEFA Assessment using the 2016 PEFA framework; (d) the implementation of Ghana’s IPSAS. In addition, Dr. Abdulai played a key role in the drafting and eventual passage of the Public Financial Management Act 2016 (Act 921).
Dr. Abdulai holds a PhD in Management with Concentration in Finance from Walden University, A Master of Laws (LLM) in the International Finance and Banking Law from University of Liverpool, A Master of Business Administration from Ghana Institute of Public Application (GIMPA) and also Fellow of Association Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA) as well as a graduate of Certified Accounting Technician (CAT).